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Cruiser_SanJuan posted a topic in Off-Topic26th of August, 1968. The Beatles release, on their new Apple label: The song with the most famous chorus in Rock music history (arguably), and a staple of classic rock radio since then. "Hey Jude" was released in August 1968 as the first single from the Beatles' record label Apple Records. More than seven minutes in length, it was at the time the longest single ever to top the British charts.It also spent nine weeks at number one in the United States, the longest for any Beatles single. "Hey Jude" tied the "all-time" record, at the time, for the longest run at the top of the US charts. The single has sold approximately eight million copies and is frequently included on professional critics' lists of the greatest songs of all time. In 2013, Billboard named it the 10th "biggest" song of all time. (from Wikipedia article) Recorded between July 31st and August 1st of that year at Trident Studios in London, Hey Jude marked the first time the Beatles used 8-track recording technology (Previously they used 4-track) It was the highest point in an otherwise negative period when the group's partnership was starting to deteriorate. And... Because A Great Rock Song deserves an Equally Great B-side: